I read an article by Leslie Thompson titled, A reflection on 5 years of podcasting, and it really moved me. It points out that even if you end up ceasing to produce your podcast, the time is not wasted. It may feel that way, but Leslie shares how her time on the Rogue Ones podcast was not a waste of time and she has used her skills in other projects including her new show Niche to Meet You.

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Meet Leslie Thompson

Leslie is a podcast host, Leslie leads AncoraTN’s Someone Like Me podcast, which shares the firsthand stories of human sex trafficking survivors in the state of Tennessee.

In addition to hosting, Leslie is a podcast and radio producer, currently producing shows for CT Media (Christianity Today’s podcast network), and The Living Church. Leslie has worked with the Rabbit Room Podcast Network, No Small Endeavor’s podcast and radio show, and Sandra McCracken’s Steadfast podcast through Christianity Today.

Lessons Learned After 5 Years of Podcasting

  • Identify why you are doing the show
  • Identify who your target audience is
  • Your show doesn't have to go on forever. It can be a pre-determined length of episodes.
  • Cross-promoting your episodes with other episodes from your show.
  • The importance of editing
  • There is joy in the creation of your show if you love creativity
  • It's not a waste of time

If You Quit Your Podcast You Take Your Skills With You

Leslie has skills in recording, editing, graphics, web design, interviewing, and more. So you may feel if you decide to quit your show, you're not leaving empty-handed. You also have one of the biggest benefits of podcasting which is the relationships. Leslie got to interview a sled dog racer, and that led to her being able to participate in a race.

Relationships lead to opportunities. When you take advantage of the opportunities, they lead to more relationships.


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